Ring Side Report-Board Game Review of Octodice

Throat Punch Games

Product-Octodice

Producer– AEG

Price– $20  here

Set-up/Play/Clean-up– 20 minutes (2-4 players)

Type- Euro

Depth-Light

TL; DR-A great mix of a Euro and Yahtzee 94%

octodiceBasics-  UNDER THE SEA!  Octodice is spiritual successor of Aquanauts, a game where players battle octopods, research, and develop an undersea lab in a heavy euro game.  In Octodice, players do all the same, but using dice to dictate the actions.  At the start of a player’s turn, the player rolls six dice, chooses two to keep, then rerolls the rest, chooses two to keep, and rerolls the last two.  These dice are divided into two groups-black and white.  Black dice have a colored number on them or an octopod.  The white dice have an action or an octopod.  The active player then chooses two pairs of dice (each pair consisting of one black and one white die). The…

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